This paper presents architectural project and simulation of energy consumption and production of a model of Energy Efficient House for Decentralized Energy (DE). The house model is designed for the area of Serbia, based on the needs of an average Serbian family. The model is designed to investigate opportunities for DE of typical house geometry with advantages of passive solar architecture combined with active solar systems and heat pump. Simulation of the model was performed for the climate conditions for the city of Nis. Thermal load for designed net-zero energy efficient home for a period of one year was simulated by means of trnsys software. With respect to renewable energy sources in Serbia, production of electrical, heating, and cooling energy by solar photovoltaic/thermal collectors, heat pump, and heat storage is considered. The balance of simulated annual electricity production and consumption show that the house model can produce 51% of its energy demands. Simulation results are used to determine pathways for model modification towards more effective solar harvesting for electricity production.
A model of a Serbian energy efficient house for decentralized electricity production
Goran Jovanovic, Dragoljub Zivkovic, Marko Mancic, Vladana Stankovic, Danica Stankovic, Velimir Stefanović, Petar Mitkovic; A model of a Serbian energy efficient house for decentralized electricity production. J. Renewable Sustainable Energy 1 July 2013; 5 (4): 041810. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4812997
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